Županja

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Županja
City
Grad Županja
Flag of Županja
Flag
Coat of arms of Županja
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Županja is located in Croatia
Županja
Županja
Location of Županja in Croatia
Coordinates: 45°04′12″N 18°42′00″E / 45.07000°N 18.70000°E / 45.07000; 18.70000Coordinates: 45°04′12″N 18°42′00″E / 45.07000°N 18.70000°E / 45.07000; 18.70000
Country  Croatia
County Flag of Vukovar-Syrmia County.svg Vukovar-Syrmia
Government[1][2][3]
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Davor Miličević (HDZ)
 • City council
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 12,090
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 32270[5]
Area code 032[6]
License plates ŽU
Website www.zupanja.hr

Županja (pronounced [ʒǔpaɲa]) is a city in eastern Slavonia, Croatia, located 254 km east of Zagreb. It is administratively part of the Vukovar-Syrmia County. It is inhabited by 12,090 people (2011).[4]

Županja lies on the Sava river opposite Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is the site of a border-crossing bridge with the mostly Croat town of Orašje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The A3 highway Zagreb-Slavonski Brod-Belgrade passes north of it, and the city is also reachable by a local railroad from Vinkovci as well as the state road D55.

Map of Županja municipality within the Vukovar-Srijem county (as of 2001)

The 2011 census recorded 96.72% Croats in the municipality.[7]

History[edit]

Since the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699, until 1918, Županja (named ZUPANJE when a post-office was opened in 1861)[8] remained in the Austrian monarchy (Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia after the compromise of 1867), in the Slavonian Military Frontier, under the administration of the Brooder Grenz-Infanterie-Regiment N°VII until 1881. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Županja was a district capital in the Kingdom Syrmia County. From 1929 to 1939, Županja was part of the Sava Banovina and from 1939 to 1941 of the Banovina of Croatia within the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations of Županja
Year Pop. ±%
1880 4,280 —    
1890 5,161 +20.6%
1900 5,347 +3.6%
1910 5,019 −6.1%
1921 4,747 −5.4%
1931 5,103 +7.5%
1948 6,537 +28.1%
Year Pop. ±%
1953 7,391 +13.1%
1961 9,339 +26.4%
1971 11,476 +22.9%
1981 12,679 +10.5%
1991 14,435 +13.8%
2001 16,383 +13.5%
2011 12,090 −26.2%
Source: Naselja i stanovništvo Republike Hrvatske 1857–2001, Croatian Bureau of Statistics, Zagreb, 2005

Notable people[edit]

  • Amiel Shomrony - cantor of the Jewish community in Zagreb and secretary of Zagreb's chief rabbi Miroslav Šalom Freiberger during the World War II
  • Srećko (Felix) Albini - Croatian composer and conductor

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gradonačelnik". Town of Županja (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Gradsko vijeće". Town of Županja (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  3. ^ "5. izborna jedinica". Vjesnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Županja". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Croatia - postal codes". GeoNames. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  6. ^ "Međumjesni promet". T-Com Hrvatska (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  7. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: County of Vukovar-Sirmium". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  8. ^ Handbook of Austria and Lombardy-Venetia Cancellations on the Postage Stamp Issues 1850-1864, by Edwin MUELLER, 1961.

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